Book Cover Artists

LAST UPDATE:  08/16/15
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My job is rather boring. It’s repetitive, redundant and terribly uninteresting, not to mention not mentally stimulating in any way, shape, or form. When I first started the job, I listened to music all day long by way of Pandora Radio. That got old very quickly. Then I purchased a new tablet. I discovered podcasts, in particular those found on National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio Exchange (PRX) apps.

Friday, I was listening to a TED talk called Framing the Story. In this show, Andrew Stanton talks about, What Makes a Good Story and brings up the rear with a second speech, What Are The Clues To A Good Story? Tracy Chevalier, writer of Girl With a Pearl Earring, provides insight with her presentation, How Do You Find A Story In A Painting? I was intrigued with Chimamanda Adichie’s, What Are The Dangers Of A Single Story? What caught my attention in Adichie’s talk, was her reference to the impact of culture and it’s presence in the story and effect on the reader.

Of all the speakers for the TED talk mentioned above, Chipp Kidd’s discussion of his approach to creating book covers stands out above the others. You have to listen to his segment of the talk to fully understand the importance of his words. He makes one point that really struck me, don’t treat your audience like imbeciles. He demonstrates verbally (and I can see it in my mind as he’s talking) the importance of either showing or telling but not both. How’s that for a new spin on the old, show don’t tell spiel? Check out Kidd’s cover-art gallery.

As TJs Virtual Tours works with various authors, I will be selecting the occasional book cover to include in this post along with a link to the cover artist and information about the book and the author. So, visit often. If you have a recommendation for a book-cover artist who designed a book-cover for you, please contact me and provide a link to the cover artist’s website as well as a link to a copy of your cover. I’ll contact you if I would like to add it to this post.

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DUSTY CROSLEY – FREELANCE CONCEPT ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATORbook cover 01 mrobertson

The Alpha Plague
Michael Robertson
Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller; Zombies

Rhys is an average guy who works an average job in Summit City—a purpose built government complex on the outskirts of London. The Alpha Tower stands in the centre of the city. An enigma, nobody knows what happens behind its dark glass. Rhys is about to find out. At ground zero and with chaos spilling out into the street, Rhys has the slightest of head starts. If he can remain ahead of the pandemonium, then maybe he can get to his loved ones before the plague does.

BREE VANDERLAND BOOK COVERS

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Hearts on Fire Editing is a freelance editing and proofreading journey that I decided to take once friends and family of mine suggested it. I love it and I have had quite a few clients.

Dawn (Book Three in the Godmother Diaries) WIP
JE Feldman
Romantic Sci-fi

Dawn grew up with her parents in Cynerin on Planet Earth. Her dream was to fly one of the space ships that took people off-world. Then Earth was drastically dying and ther family missed teh very last shuttle. Facing imminent death, everyone remaining on the planet were put into a cryo-sleep.

After several strange dreams, Dawn finds herself awakened by a motley crew. No one else is capable of being woken from their deep sleep and Dawn has a decision to make.

Will she choose to return to cryo-sleep or can she have a good future with her rescuers?

PRO BOOK COVERS / TRAVIS MILES

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Let’s face it, there are thousands of independent authors throwing lousy books up on Amazon with equally lousy covers. And there are nearly as many “one size fits all” ebook templates available on the web–just type yoru namd and title and you’re good to go. But with so many titles for readers to sift through, a good cover is more important than ever. A cover that does your story justice.

And a great cover can make a real difference in your sales.

With your order, you won’t just receive a specially-designed eCover for you to put up on Amazon. You will also be sent 3D composites for your website. Your cover will be custom made based on your specifications, with an estimated completion time of one week.

Behind the Bar
By PC Zick
Contemporary Romance

Behind the Bar is Book Two in the Behind the Love Trilogy

Susie and Reggie return to the Behind the Love Trilogy as the main characters in this romance. Susie and Reggie have been together since high school. When they watch good friends Dean and Leah find happiness, they both know something in their relationship must change. Susie believes that means marriage; she didn’t expect it to be Reggie deciding they needed a break from one another.

While on break, a handsome publisher comes back to Victory to sweep Susie off her feet, while the voluptuous Sally Jean works her charms on Reggie. Meanwhile, the Victory Tavern owned by Reggie grows into a star attraction for the town. Dean and Leah help, and Susie’s sister Lisa returns home and provides Susie some much needed answers to the questions about their father. Reggie nearly loses everything in a bet that jeopardizes the Tavern. Secrets revealed bring more questions. When Reggie realizes Susie is the woman he loves, Susie must decide if she can ever trust him again.

Before either of them can move forward to a life together, they must realize their past does not define them.

DESIGN PRECIOUS/ MNS STUDIOS

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Designprecious is a group of freelancer graphic designers with great skills.

We offer services that are customized to suit the unique needs of our clients — from startups to major corporations.

We have the experience and ability to determine your needs and provide a custom solution.

We value long-term client relationships and it’s our goal to become a trusted member of your team. We bring a commitment to quality and a critical eye to every project.

Her Last Chance
By Danielle Lee Zwissler
Romantic Comedy

Katherine Daniels, advice columnist for High Fashion Magazine, had the life she always wanted in New York: a good job, a city apartment, and a secret crush. On a trip back home to Connecticut to care for her father, one man turned her whole world upside down: Dr. Warren Vance. After being humiliated in NY and pulled into her father’s match-making antics, Kat had to rethink her life. What she didn’t know was that this wasn’t just a second chance, it was her last…

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 FANTASIA FROG DESIGNS (FDD)

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FFD strives to meet each author’s end goal for their cover, and therefore, each cover strongly reflects each author’s preferences and personal taste. … Read More

The Moon-Kissed Chi
By Grinelda Markowitz
Erotic Sci-Fi
Adult Content, Graphic Sexual Situations

In the City of Kalaydan, Arrinay and Bezhyanya, the senior members of the ruling family, are faced with the early maturation of their daughter, Gayadnae. She must start the training. It’s Kalaydan law. Their daughter has other ideas. After concocting a plan to avoid responsibility and almost succeeding in carrying it out, Gayadnae’s life takes an unexpected turn. Grayt, the ever-present … . Read More

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EBOOK SERVICES

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We are not a company, but a group of people who teamed up to provide faster, good quality service. We understand the value of a beautiful and easy to read eBook cover.  We know how important it is to get that eBook file formatted quickly, with a guarantee that it’s right the first time or your file becomes our top priority. … READ MORE

The Five Kingdoms of Severi (Book One: The Keys of Destiny)
By Dora Gonzalez
YA Fantasy/Drama

In a time of peace and treaties, the five kingdoms of Severi lay unguarded and open to the dark hearts of man. Terdune, a neighboring land that had been at constant war with Severi, was defeated over 20 years ago. All threats were eradicated and its lands left without a ruler. Now a new evil has taken up reigns in Terdune and slowly makes it way to its adjacent sister. Edwin’s village is attacked and he is forced to travel halfway across the second kingdom to the King’s Hold. Along the way he must learn the true power of the gifts that were bestowed upon him and discover the meaning of the dreaded fate attached to them.

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PREMADE COVERS 4U

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Premade book covers and illustrations for authors. Affordable premade covers for the author on a budget. Many exclusive items. Register to post your book cover art for sale in our gallery of offerings. New artists are always welcome to apply for a free membership!

Cover design by Fashionable eDesigns

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  1. Reblogged this on TJs Virtual Book Tours and commented:

    The start of a new post on book covers. Visit frequently for updates.

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